Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits

If you have never eaten a Red Lobster Biscuit, you are missing out. I don’t eat at Red Lobster very often, but my very favorite thing there is definitely the cheddar biscuits! They bring them out in a little basket before your order arrives. Holey smokes they are good! My husband and I ate there a few weeks ago, and after eating more than my share of biscuits, I resolved that I must find a way to make them at home.copycat-red-lobster-biscuits

I tried a copycat recipe a few years ago, but it wasn’t exactly right. And all the other recipes I found called for biscuit mix. I never use that stuff anymore, so I decided to come up with my own. I tweaked my regular biscuit recipe and added the butter glaze from the old copycat version. Happily the results were stellar, and I didn’t even have to experiment three or four times! These are just as good as the Red Lobster Biscuits I had at the restaurant. Maybe even better! red-lobster-biscuitsThey are best served warm right from the oven with the buttery garlic glaze dripping down the sides. Light, fluffy, and delicious, with a great garlic-y cheddar flavor.  I dare you to eat just one! red-lobster-biscuits-recipe

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Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits
Yield: 8 biscuits
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (sharp is best)
  • 1 cup milk
  • Garlic Butter Glaze:
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the shortening into the dry ingredients till shortening is about the size of peas. Stir in the cheddar cheese. Add the milk and stir lightly, till just barely combined. Don't overmix or the biscuits will be tough. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup or ice cream scoop to place balls of dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 425° for 13-15 minutes or till golden brown. Combine all glaze ingredients and whisk well. Brush over hot biscuits.

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  1. Yum, my granddaughter and I just made them. She said they are very good. Enjoy

  2. i can’t wait to make these for my husband!! I’ve never been to red lobster because I don’t like seafood, but these biscuits are a fond childhood memory of my husbands. His mom worked there when he was a kid, and he used to love eating them while hanging out with mom at work. He will be so happy when I make these!!!

  3. We made these tonight. These are fantastic, just exactly what we needed.

  4. I have actually never been to Red Lobster (weird I know) but these looked delicious. My husband, like normal people, *has* been to Red Lobster, and said these were spot on! So kudos to you and thanks for the awesome, easy recipe! I’m making them again tonight!

  5. I was wondering if I can use butter instead of shortening?

  6. These need double the butter. They were a little dry and the shortening never crumbled into peas.

    • Sorry you had trouble Beth. I’ve been using the basic recipe for years and never had trouble. Doubling the shortening would probably make really greasy biscuits! I’d first just try using 1/2 cup if you’re having trouble. I tried it once with that amount and didn’t like them as much, but maybe it would work for you. 🙂

  7. How many biscuits does this recipe wield?

  8. Oh wow! These look amazing! I can’t wait to give them a try! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. My friends and I were just talking about Red Lobster biscuits last night. I haven’t had them in years, but I absolutely LOVE them. I’m going to have to make these for my family.
    I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  10. These look so good! I love the Red Lobster biscuits, and I’ll have to give these a try sometime!! They look so good!

  11. Jared and I love these!!! I’d love to get a copycat recipe for their pina colada sauce too. We always request it to go with the biscuits and its like dessert even though garlic and pina colada sounds like a weird combo. Becca will make some for us tomorrow:)

    • I don’t think I’ve ever tried the pina colada sauce. I’ll have to request it next time. And man, when Rachel grows up, I hope she likes to cook as much as Becca does!

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